AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 12 (December)

Orthopedic Surgery Changes in 2008: Part 1 of 2 (December 2007)

December 2007 pages 1-2 Orthopedic Surgery Changes in 2008: Part 1 of 2 This article highlights important changes to the Orthopedic Surgery section of CPT 2008, including the establishment of new codes and the transition of multiple codes from modifier 51 exempt status (Appendix E) to add-on code status (Appendix D). New Code for Surgical Placement of Needles or Catheters Into Muscle or Soft Tissue Code 20555 was established to report placement of needles or catheters into muscle and/or soft tissue for subsequent interstitial radioelement application. Additionally, cross-references were added to direct the user to codes for placement of...

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